Trail of Tears Poem

Native Indian Tribe

The Trail of Tears Poem
Read the Trail of Tears poem and imagine the arduous six month journey in freezing cold weather and without adequate clothing and food. Add to these conditions there was also a lack of sanitation, suitable shelters and deadly contagious diseases. The tragedy of the Trail of Tears was made even worse by the hazards that the people encountered on the journey of misery, sickness, and death.  

One in every four people died on the journey, there were make shift burials along the Trail of Tears, and every person was in mourning for a loved one who had died on the journey.

Trail of Tears Poem
Read the Trail of Tears Poem by the author known as written by Mojomike8.

Trail of Tears Poem

There's a trail of tears
Flowing from our homeland
Washing out the years
Drowning out the red man.
There's a broken heart
beating like a funeral drum,
A nation torn apart,
So one can be born.

There's a memory
That the eagle holds high
When we were free
As the wind in the sky.
There's a feeling inside
That stirs our madness
To have a chosen life
In the fields of sadness.

There are some empty teepees
Falling into dust
Like an endangered species
We're losing way too much
We are a world forgotten
Pushed aside and left alone
But comes a time when we will rise again.
Oh Great One, hear our prayers and our song.

written by Mojomike8

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